All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. An easy way of seeing how…
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Indiana Jones - the new hero from the creators of JAWS and STAR WARS.
When Dr. Indiana Jones – the tweed-suited professor who just happens to be a celebrated archaeologist – is hired by the government to locate the legendary Ark of the Covenant, he finds himself up against the entire Nazi regime.
It slips through the fingers. Its light, constantly shifting from one area to another as the wind beckons and the sun radiates. Beneath the sand however, is something entirely different. It isn't light, it isn't insubstantial, it isn't ever-present; it is something heavy, dark, and musty.
Like the tombs ridden with spiders, like the cities hidden with suspicious characters, like the islands overflowing with Nazis; Raiders of the Lost Ark thrives on secrets. The core of every Indiana Jones adventure is kept alive by history, and its reputation to cover up. Civilizations are lost, artifacts are misplaced, rumors and bedtime stories are spread; and as a result, history is perfect for providing the groundwork for an adventure film.…
I was recently posed the question; ‘what is the greatest blockbuster of all time?’ It is a question I pondered for barely a second before answering: Raiders of the Lost Ark.
It’s hard to think of a film filled with more iconic moments. In one movie Spielberg, and to his credit, Lucas, have managed to create more iconic images and lines of dialogue in a single film than most filmmakers achieve in a lifetime: the boulder dash, retrieving the hat, the melting face, sword vs. gun, the snake pit. I could easily go on, practically every sequence in the film has at least one standout moment that has become part of the public’s consciousness.
Yet a film made up of…
Although Steven Spielberg's Jaws gets the distinction of being the very first blockbuster in cinema history, the blueprint of modern blockbuster filmmaking was brought to life by none other than Spielberg's early 1980s action-adventure, Raiders of the Lost Ark, which didn't just become one of the finest examples of its genre but even today remains one of the most enjoyable & entertaining works of this esteemed director's extensive career.
Set in the year of 1936, Raiders of the Lost Ark concerns an archaeologist & adventurer named Indiana Jones who is hired by the US government to find the Ark of the Covenant after learning that the Führer is after the same biblical artifact which, according to him, would make his army an…
Quite possibly the best adventure film of all time.
It's not the years, honey, it's the mileage.
Even before anything actually happens in the film, or even before we've seen Indiana's face, you feel like you're watching something special just by the font of the opening credits. As ridiculous as that sounds I think it's true. As the letters appear superimposed over three characters we haven't met yet traipsing through a unidentified jungle, you can feel it in your gut that you're about to experience something fantastic. It's one of the rare films that made going to the movies a truly special experience.
The film is simply iconic. It's filled with iconic characters, iconic moments and even an iconic musical score. We've all heard the stories about…
Spielberg and Lucas infect Raiders of the Lost Ark with all the glee and frenetic spirit of children who've just been given their first toy guns. It's filmed with such a genuine love of its influences, its adventures and characters that you literally have to hang on to its plot much the same way Indy hangs on to his beloved hat and Ark of the Covenant loaded trucks.
Regardless of the argument about whether Indiana Jones actually affects the end of the story, for me it's about his persistence and determination to do what's right than be a hero for the ages.
That, and the fact he looks fucking cool in a fedora.
Hola, cine de aventuras moderno. Te presento el espejo en el que debes mirarte si algún día quieres conseguir la excelencia y saber qué es lo máximo que puedes llegar a dar. Que no es poco.
EL ENTRETENIMIENTO hecho cine.
It had been so long since I had had the pleasure of watching the Indy films and when a friend said, can we do a marathon one day, then hot damn I jumped at the chance!
Still as much fun as I remember, but Dr Jones got so much hotter since I last sat down to watch this properly haha. I wish they still made great action-adventure films like this, not too serious, but serious enough for them to not be ridiculous, well some of it is ridiculous, but thats what makes them super fun!
This is an all time favourite series of mine and will continue to be for the rest of time and I'm certain it will always have a huge following behind it.
They definitely don't make movies like this anymore, Raiders Of The Lost Ark is pretty much one of the best action/adventure movies ever made. The level of gritty filmmaking is a plus for me, it really showcases the stunts that were created making this film, some of them even done by Harrison Ford himself. I think the opening scene is very iconic, I love the fact that you don't see Indy's face for a good 5 minutes, so mysterious and well done. I admit that it is a little goofy in places, when Indy is fighting the big german with the plane going in circles, don't you think the rest of the German's would hear Marion shooting of the guns? Not until an explosion happens but hey, it's just a movie right? I love this movie, it's up there as Spielberg's best for sure.
One of the only 'family' selections that didn't bore the crap out of me. (There weren't a lot of restrictions in terms of what we could and couldn't watch, so I wanted to find something that would actually make my mom say, 'no way are you watching that.' Don't worry, I found plenty of things that fell under that category later on but from the parent that let me watch Silence of the Lambs when I was nine, it was often difficult). Huh, that had nothing to do with THIS movie, did it? I wonder if people on here bother to rate the movies where it's just assumed everyone on the planet has seen them. It's my goal to create a record of everything I've ever seen (but none of these are in any kind of coherent order whatsoever).
I hadn't seen this movie in at last 10 full years, and that's a sin in itself as Steven Speileberg's 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' is an absolute masterpiece. For a movie that came out around 34 years ago it still holds up to many of the action and adventure movies that release this day in age. 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' is timeless.
The story follows our hero Indiana Jones (Played by Harrison Ford) on his countless adventures to the deserts of Cairo, bars in Nepal, and the deep jungles of Peru. The action is exciting and still holds up, the unforgettable theme song you still hum too, the acting is great for 1981, and the story as a…
Raiders of the Lost Ark is a perfectly crafted and effortlessly entertaining adventure film. One of the greatest blockbusters ever made.
It's awesome. Harrison Ford created one of cinemas most iconic heros. Every scene is engaging and entertaining. The action scenes are immensely impressive. The script is filled with great lines and makes sure all the elements are introduces well in advance. Sure, the plot is ludicrous at times, heck the movie has a Nazi monkey, but it all is in an effort to create a great story.
Squash buckling adventure and a firm favourite from my childhood.
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